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Jacques Prosper Gerard Lafontant began his studies at the Academie des Beaux Arts. He was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti in 1943. Prosper is a remarkable natural draftsman, who finds delight in capturing a women's essence on canvas. His art works are rare and seldom surfaces for sale. Lafontant’s works are covered in the books “Art & Kitsch” by Eva Pataki and “Haiti et ses Peintres” by Michele Philipe. His works were prominently featured in many galleries both in Haiti and abroad. Illustrations of his painting can be seen in John Allen Franciscus’ book, “Haiti Voodoo Kingdom To Modern Riviera”.
“In this painting, Prosper G. Lafontant takes us into the deep dark mystery of a voodoo ceremony. It portrays three women and a man dancing to the beat of the drums in a burning fire. The fire in most voodoo ceremony represents the sanctification of the worshippers. This painting is signed and dated 1959 on the bottom right corner. It is handsomely framed. The image is bright and lively with the fire from the painting illuminating the circle surrounded by darkness. This painting is a collector's delight, fully guaranteed to be original work of the artist..”